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Canadian Friends of The University of Akron/The Elton A. and Wilma Ann Coleman Endowed Scholarship
The endowed Canadian Friends of The University of Akron/The Elton A. and Wilma Ann Coleman Endowed Scholarship was established through a bequest from the estate of Mr. Elton A. Coleman ’51 and Mrs. Wilma Ann Coleman. Mr. Coleman graduated from The University of Akron with a bachelor’s degree in business administration and was a member of Phi Kappa Tau fraternity. The Coleman’s were transferred to Brantford, Ontario, Canada, in 1962. There, Mr. Coleman continued to work for Abex Industries. Prior to moving, Mrs. Coleman was employed by Ohio Bell. Both Mr. and Mrs. Coleman were very active in their church and community.
This scholarship is intended to assist qualified Canadian students attending The University of Akron. To qualify for assistance, students must be either Canadian citizens by birth or naturalized Canadian citizens — both to have had at least 10 years uninterrupted residence in Canada prior to any application for funds. Grants may be used for tuition, fees and books, as well as room and board, all or in part. The Office of Student Financial Aid will identify candidates and select recipients for this scholarship. Annual reports detailing the scholarship fund and its recipients will be provided to those designated in Mr. Coleman’s estate plans.